“Draw a fair result,” Lewes boss King admits

STEVE KING bemoaned the timing and the manner of the goal Lewes gave away to hand Bury Town a route back into the game, but admitted the visitors probably deserved a draw on the balance of play.

Ian Draycott had put the Rooks ahead in the 21st minute but Kieron Leabon scrambled in an equaliser for Town before half time and despite losing Daniel Cunningham to a bizarre red card on the hour Bury were well worth their 1-1 draw.

“It was probably about right, the scoreline, but I was disappointed to concede the goal in the 43rd minute, and also with the manner in which we conceded it,” Lewes boss King said.

“We had a couple of chances to clear our lines but we didn’t.

“We’re still not playing how I would like us to play, but today we had round pegs in square holes.

“We’re missing the creative midfielder; the player that can change games for us. We need someone to provide the chances for them from midfield.”

With money tight thanks to the agreed budget set out at the start of the season, King revealed he was on the lookout for some fresh blood to the squad but said that in order to bring someone in, he’d have to first release a current member of the ranks.

“I’m trying to do it but I’ll have to get one out before I get one in,” he said.

“But the players are trying to do the business, and I think it’s amazing that we’re only four points off the top of the table when we haven’t really started yet this season.

“This league is very close; anyone can beat anyone on any given day.”